Jewish Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities


All scholarships are for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online by May 1. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. Go to scholarships for more information.

Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is not needs based and requires an essay concerning what peace, justice and righteousness mean to you and your Judaism. Awards range from $500-$2000. Applicant must reside in Greater New Haven. ·

Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund

Awards are $1,000 and applicant must reside in Connecticut. An essay is required and awards are based on the strength of the application and financial need. ·

Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Haven Section

The average award is $1,500. The application includes an essay and three recommendations. Awards are based on the strength of the application and financial need.


The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program enables local Jewish students ages 14-19 the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity.

The Jewish Foundation provides scholarships for both short- term (minimum of three-week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs. Greater New Haven youth ages 14-19 are eligible. For 2018 summer trips, applications are due by March 9.

For the 2018-2019 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 4.

An essay and two recommendations are required. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee.

Go to jewishnewhavenorg/scholarships for more information, a list of qualifying programs, and application requirements.


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